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Manilla and District Accomodation

It is advisable to check for availability prior to arriving. When making bookings don't forget to say that you are a glider pilot ! (some places offer discounts for pilots). Unless otherwise stated, deposits are normally not required, but, if your plans change, please do the right thing and let your intentions be known.

For accommodation beyond Manilla here is the Direct Link to the Tamworth Regional Accommodation guide. Some 4 and 5 star locations in Tamworth are offering special pilot rates. See the entries for them at the bottom.

**** There is special additional accomodation for the 2007 event. Please refer to the Home Hosting/Private Rooms organiser - see below. ****

Please check for updated prices. Prices shown were correct as at 8th Oct 2005.



Corner Namoi and Court Sts, Peter Steele and Marie Brennan. Ph 02 6785 1306, email :

Breakfasts available, a quiet location close to the shopping centre (1 minute walk).

Rates per night: $68 single, $80 double (breakfast extra), Family room (1x Queen 3x single, 4 persons) : $95.  Extra person in rooms $10. Children under 4yrs are free. Pilot specials available!

Hotels (Note : these are Pubs and offer share bathrooms only - they are approx a 1 star rating equivalent)

ROYAL HOTEL (Vic and Toms): NO VACANCY 23Feb - 10Mar

Corner Manilla and Strafford Sts, Vic and Tom Cocking. Ph 02 67851017, email :, web :

Various room options. Restaurant + Aussie Bar Meals. Breakfasts $3.50

Rates per night: $20 single, $40 double

Rates per week: $120 single.

IMPERIAL HOTEL (also called the Bottom Pub): Some VACANCY - but hurry !!!!

Corner Manilla and Market Sts; Gary or Cindy, Ph 02 6785 1018.

Single, twin and double rooms. No Breakfasts. Kitchen available. Restuarant in Hotel.

Rates per night: $20 p/p

Rates per week : $135 p/p

BARRABA - VICTORIA HOTEL (30mins drive north of Manilla) VACANCY

82 Queens St, Barraba, Jennifer Tighe, Ph 02 6782 1004

Refurbished Hotel, various room options. Meals available. Friendly family owned hotel.

Rates per night : $25 per person

Caravan Parks, Cabins, B&B, Farm Stays and Camping 

At Godfrey's place - Mt Borah. ph 02 67 85 65 45, fax : 02 67 85 65 45, email :

Tamworth - Pilot Specials

Tamworth is 45kms (25mins) drive from Manilla.

Quest Apartments ****

Award winning fully serviced and featured apartments of the highest quality.

Amazing Special Offer : the first booking made for an apartment for the 2 weeks of the event receives totally FREE of charge the use of the Quest Bus (11 seater) valued at $120/day for the whole period of the booking !!!!!

All other Quest bookings will receive specially negotiated bus hire rates with Thrify Rentals !

Check these great value examples :

Apartment (sleeps 5) + Toyota Landcruiser/Toyota Tarago -  $3400 for 14 days ($680pp = $48pp/per day)

Apartments 2x (sleeps 12) + Toyota Hiace bus (12 seater) - $6360 for 14 days ($530pp = $38pp/per day)

Pilot Rates per night (quote “pilot“ when making a booking): 1 bedroom $120 (sleeps 2), 2 bedroom/2 bathroom (sleeps up to 4) $150, 3 bedroom/2bathroom (sleeps up to 6) $170. Long stay rates also available on request.

337 Armidale Road, TAMWORTH  NSW  2340

Phone: (02) 6761 2366      Fax: (02) 6761 2766

Contact : Paul Robinson


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